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Civil Rights in the US

  • Captured

    1650 is when the nightmare for the african americans had started. African men, woman and childen were captured and were sent off to Americans. They were forced into slavery, and worked on plantations and in mines.
  • Jim Crow Laws

    Jim Crow Laws
    Jim Crow laws were laws that were created by the state and these laws were created to force seperation of the black and white people. Black and white people were banned from using the same things, they both had their own and usually, the white people would be treated better. For example, they were seperated in the use of transport and public facilities and it was a major law that the black and white coudn't get married.
  • No more lynching

    No more lynching
    Since 1881, this has been the first year a without a lynching.
  • Brown v. Board

     Brown v. Board
    Laws that state that public schools that seperateb lack and white students are unsatisfactory. This is known as, ‘The Brown Case’.
  • The Montgomery Bus Boycott

    The Montgomery Bus Boycott
    The Montgomery Bus Boycott was a protest for civil rights, created to use the African-American community's economic power to end the racism on Montgomery city buses after Rosa Parks got arrested for refusing to change her seat for a white man. The boycott began on December 4, 1955 and ended December 20, 1956, 381 days later.
  • Little Rock Nine

    Little Rock Nine
    A group of nince african-american students that were named "Little Rock Nine" were entering an all-white school, and they are the first black people to enter an all-white school. The whites didn't respond very peacefully, it ended with U.S troops being ordered to Little Rock, Arkansas to protect the black stuends from being attacked.
  • Sit-In

    Black college students have their first sit-in at the "Whites Only" lunch counter of the Woolworth's store. This took place in Greensboro, North Carolina.
  • The Freedom Rides

    The Freedom Rides
    After leaving Washington on May 4, 196, Riders travel without any incident across Virginia and North Carolina. They got attacked for the first time at terminal in Rock Hill, South Carolina when a couple of young white males beat them up, just because they wanted to use a “whites only” restroom.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    250,000 people show up while Civil rights and labor organizations stage the March on Washington. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speak his “I Have a Dream” speech.
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
    President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act, this act bans segregation in public places and racial discrimination by employers.
  • Voting Rights Act

    Voting Rights Act
    Police violence occure in the Selma-to-Montgomery march that is protesting discrimination in voting, this took place in Alabama. President Johnson signs the Voting Right Act, which outlaws literacy tests and other obstacles to black voting.
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    In Memphis, Tennesse, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot down by a guy, where he died.The man James Earl Ray, who is responisble of his murder, was sentenced to 99 years prison but he kept claiming he had nothing to do with the murder.